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    MtechJon's ZHP project

    I found my ZHP about 2 months ago owned it for a month. Glad that I finally joined zhpmafia, been wanting to create this project thread for everyone's input and for future reference

    Summary
    2006 330Ci
    performance package/ smokers package
    made in 2005-10-12
    Silbergrau Metallic - A08
    90000 miles on it
    Automatic transmission
    The dealer didnt know anything about this car looks like they picked it up at an auction
    I dont know much about the history except for the dmv reports and the carfax there is a report of a small crash

    The problems:
    CCV is covered in oil (got a new one and installing it tomorrow)
    Oil sensor bad (got it with my ccv)
    Intake boot whistles found a tear, just got a new oem one for right now
    the lumbar on my seat was set to max and was stuck (fixed it will post some pics I took of repair)
    my right head light doesn't adjust
    was missing driver side reflector
    The rims!
    Front bumper looked like it got hit pretty good going to take it off and see what clips are broken
    Interior leather is in pretty good condition the black cube trim is pretty scratched up in some places
    removed the intake filter the other day that thing was so old it started braking apart in my hand replaced it with a k&n filter


    Plan on doing the usual maintenance for these engines first before I start upgrading

    Upgrades that im thinking about doing
    Underdrive pulley kit (turner motorsport)
    Silicone radiator hose and silicone intake boot (stett,ecs,mishimoto?)
    Strut bar
    ECS tuning seems to have some pretty good prices
    recommendations on a good set of headers and exhaust?
    Gloss black kidney grills
    Joined the group buy for the 17" apex rims

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    Looks like the fender is bent in a little
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    The filter i pulled out
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    Last edited by MtechJon; 05-18-2016 at 06:07 PM.
    Z4M FCAB's , M3 Strut Bar , Front Shock Tower Reinforcement Plates , M3 Engine Mounts , ECS Black Kidney Grilles , Satin Black Apex ARC-8 17" x 8.5" Squared set up, Alcantara Coby wrap w/ Blue stitching

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    Join Date
    Jan 1970
    Location
    Huntsville, AL
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    Welcome and nice thread. I've had the Turner under drive pulleys on my ZHP for 70-80K and really like what it does for the car. The only issue I've had was with my power steering pump. I think it was a sticky valve that did correct itself however; I still have a slight wine at low or no speed. It may or may not be related to the pulleys.


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    Dinan; Hign Flow Intake System, & Strut Tower Brace
    Turner Motorsports; Underdrive Power Pulleys
    Koni Sport, Bridgestone; Potenza RE-11, Coby Wheel
    Stewart High Performance Water Pump
    Hawk High Performance Street 5.0 Brake Pads
    Brembo Rotor

    The purposeful face of a formidable athlete:

    The spine-tingling 330i Performance Package.

    Purchased CPO on 12/23/2006 with 28,090 miles

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    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Sterling, VA 20165
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    Welcome!

    2004 ZHP Acquired: February 5, 2017
    Lorenzo's Project Thread

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    Location
    Austin TX
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    Welcome, man ! Your ZHP will look much better with APEX wheels.

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    Welcome.

    His - 2004 Imola Red / Alcantara 330i | 6MT | ZHP |

    Her's - 2005 Black Sapphire Metallic / Black Leather 330i | 6MT | ZHP |

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    Join Date
    Jan 1970
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
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    Welcome. We have a whole section on exhausts, but the TSE3 is definitely a favorite around here (and it's one of the louder exhausts). I don't know much about headers.

    Afa boots, the Stetts are a tough fit at first, but get better once broken in. Not a lot of data on the Mishu... ones yet.

    Tischner has great oem gloss black kidney grills.

    I have the turner pulleys, really not much difference other than seemingly easier breathing at freeway speeds.

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    Randeaux/Rando/John/jr - '06 Cic ZHP; Southern California
    "ZHP or not, I still like you"


    ZHP Performance Package, Cold Weather Package, Leather, Jet Black/Black/BlackCube, NAV
    ESS Stage 1 Twin Screw Supercharger, Sprint Booster, BMW Perf Intake, Magnaflow Exhaust, Dinan TB & STEP S/W, Ground Control Coilovers, UCC Sway Bars, Apex EC-7 18x8.5 ET38
    Dynavin D99+, Hardwire V1 (w/V1 Connection), BSW Stage 1 Speakers, Kicker Amp/Subwoofer
    BMW Performance Strut Brace, Orion V2 Angel Eyes, No-holes License Plate, SMG Paddle Shift Mod, Besian VANOS, Gold DISA, Fan Delete, M3 Side Mirrors
    Note: Actual car no longer resembles signature picture

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnrando View Post
    Welcome. We have a whole section on exhausts, but the TSE3 is definitely a favorite around here (and it's one of the louder exhausts). I don't know much about headers.

    Afa boots, the Stetts are a tough fit at first, but get better once broken in. Not a lot of data on the Mishu... ones yet.

    Tischner has great oem gloss black kidney grills.

    I have the turner pulleys, really not much difference other than seemingly easier breathing at freeway speeds.

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    Thanks!
    Do you know the quality on the ecs kidney grills, as long as they fit properly they should be fine just wondering because there cheap compared to others?

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    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Ypsilanti, MI
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    Installed the ECS grills on both my cars ('04 330Ci and '03 330i ZHP) - fit, finish, and appearance are great!

    Quote Originally Posted by MtechJon View Post
    Thanks!
    Do you know the quality on the ecs kidney grills, as long as they fit properly they should be fine just wondering because there cheap compared to others?

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    Upon further inspection of my ccv oembimmerparts sent me the climate control version, my car doesnt have the cold climate package but was reading that I can still install this version on my car as an upgrade but I can guarantee my car will never see temps below 30. Should I just install it either way or should I get the original one that i had ordered

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    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    VA/DC
    Posts
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    Welcome. Glad you checked that filter!


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    "ZHP is a garbage option anyway- just some cosmetic upgrades with a different cam and diff to claw back some of the performance lost fitting those hideous and heavy wheels. Any 330 with a 3.46 diff will smoke a ZHP every time. The whole Mafia thing reeks of childish behavior." - an e46fanatic

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